JPSC mains exam postponed: Jharkhand Public Service Commission has postponed the seventh state administrative services main exam with immediate effect.
Giving information to the High Court, the Commission said that it will review the results of the preliminary examination in the matter of giving reservation to various categories.
JPSC mains exam postponed:
Jharkhand Public Service Commission, JPSC has postponed the seventh state administrative services main exam with immediate effect. This was to happen from January 28.
In this regard, while giving information to the High Court on Tuesday, the Commission said that it will review the results of the preliminary examination in the matter of giving reservation to various categories.
However, earlier today, a single bench of the High Court, while dismissing another writ petition related to the same matter, refused to postpone the main examination.
This was stated by the Commission before the Division Bench of Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad during the hearing of the writ petition filed on Tuesday seeking a stay on the Seventh JPSC Main Examination.
On the commission’s request, the court allowed it to file its reply in the matter within two weeks and listed it for February 15. Earlier, the High Court had heard the issue of reservation in the Preliminary Examination in the Seventh JPSC.
During the hearing of the petition, when the court sought answers on the allegations of reservation being given in the preliminary examination also, JPSC postponed the main examination for two weeks and sought time to present its reply. which was now postponed with immediate effect.
Earlier, on Monday, this Bench heard the appeal filed against the reservation in the Preliminary Examination of the Seventh JPSC. During the hearing, the court had sought a response from JPSC.
The court wanted to know how many seats were there class wise in the seventh JPSC? Is reservation given in the preliminary examination or not?
How many reserved category candidates got selected in general category? JPSC had to answer on all these points. Meanwhile, there was a demand to stop the main examination.
An appeal has been filed against the order of the single bench on behalf of Kumar Sanyam in this regard. The single bench had recently dismissed the petitioner’s petition, refusing to stay the main examination.
During the hearing of this appeal, the advocate of the applicant, Amritansh Vats told the court that reservation has been given in the preliminary examination of the seventh JPSC also.
It was neither mentioned in the advertisement nor has the state government made such a policy, according to which the benefit of reservation in the preliminary examination can be given.
In the case of Ghulam Sadiq, on June 16, 2021, a division bench of the High Court had said in its order that according to the Jharkhand government, there is no policy of giving reservation in the preliminary examination of JPSC.
At the same time, in the year 2015, in the case of Laxman Toppo also, a division bench of the High Court had said that the Jharkhand government’s policy is not to give reservation in the preliminary examination.
On Monday, it was said on behalf of the applicant that there were 114 seats in the general category. According to the rules fifteen times the examinees should have been declared successful.
In this way, 1710 candidates should have been selected in the general category, but only 768 candidates have been selected. From this it appears that reservation has been given in the preliminary examination.
On their part, there was a demand to stop the main examination and cancel the result of the preliminary examination. On this, JPSC had sought time to file its reply.
Earlier today, a single bench of Jharkhand High Court Justice Rajesh Shankar refused to stay the seventh JPSC main examination and dismissed the petition filed in this regard.
Hearing the matter on January 13, the division bench had directed the single bench to pass an order in this matter before January 28, the date of the main examination.
After which the single bench had completed the hearing of the case and reserved its decision for today. In this case, the petitioner Shekhar Suman had filed a petition in the court.
His advocate Rajesh Kumar told that the result of the preliminary examination has been declared on the basis of wrong model answer on behalf of JPSC. JPSC had sought objection on this.